I just watched the Obama episode on Comedy Network on Canadian TV. Now I haven't had a chance to catch South Park on TV lately, usually I miss it and have to watch it online, but tonight I managed to catch it at air time.
I was surprised to hear the F-word uncensored. The episode was on at 9:30 pm PST, and as far as I can remember South Park always gets *bleeped* out. This is the first time I've heard a string of "F-you"s on TV (thank you Randy...)
So I was just wondering how long this has been going on? Does the USA get South Park uncensored too? Man, it seems just yesterday when Matt and Trey were being controversial with the entire sh*t thing, has the world really changed that fast?
The swears will cause FCC fines between the hours of 5AM and 10PM local time. Same goes for radio.
There is no rules for cable TV in the US. The F word can be said all it wants. The arts network Ovation lets the F word out all the time. Comedy Central plays unbleeped movies on a regular basis usually after dark. Movie channels such as HBO don't censor anything, The reason most cable TV stations bleep (some more then others) are because of not wanting to offend advertisers while others (MTV) want to make sure if parents watching someone saying "I'm gonna take your pants off" gets bleeped out.
In Canada MuchMusic (their music video network) has let out "sh*t" on a regular basis among others. This network was available on cable and satellite in the U.S. until 2001 when Cablevision/Rainbow Media bought the Canadian 50% of the feed and started their own programming leading to the name change to Fuse.
Up here, the Comedy Network was making a big deal of offering South Park uncensored but I think it's only for certain time slots. I was watching it at 1:00am in my time zone which is usually a repeat of the 10:30pm show. I'm not sure if they censor the 10:30 show or not. I think they do but not 100% sure how it works.
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